It has come to our attention that several congregants have received emails from an account that appears, at first glance, to be Rabbi Bearman's.
However, when these people double checked the actual email address of the sender, it became clear that it was a "spoof" of Rabbi Bearman's email address.
Unfortunately, clergy of multiple faiths have recently reported that their email addresses have been "spoofed" (meaning that someone has created an account with an email address that is similar to the clergy person's but is in NO WAY connected to the clergy person's account). "Spoofing" email addresses is a kind of phishing scheme that attempts to scam people out of money.
If you receive an email from someone or regarding something at TBC that feels "off" in any way, please confirm that the email was sent from a trusted person by calling TBC's office and/or checking the sender's email address itself (not just the name that appears in your inbox). If you have any doubts or questions, please call us directly at 203-544-8695.